Sickest Buddhist!

Via elephant journal
on Dec 11, 2009
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Arj Barker of Flight of the Conchords goes to the Zen Center and KILLS IT!!!!


The above is equally funny for those passionate about their spirituality and those who enjoy deriding love-n’-light touchy-feely namaste types. It’s an offensive, funny, three-minute version of Chogyam Trungpa’s seminal “Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism,” one could say.

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“I’m so present I am ahead of my time”

“The instructor just told us to do a 45 minute meditation–I nailed it in 10!”

“I’ll nonattach your ass.”

“Organic cereallll…he’s so sweet and Buddhist, unh! I make the power of now look like the power of then. I chill with Eckhart Tolle, Deepak and Siddhartha. One hand clappin’ eff that yo…”

Someone please transcribe these lyrics and email ’em to me so I can post ’em…they’re ca-lassic.

With thanks for the tip to Sweigh Emily Spilkin, what? And here’s some great commentary by Buddhist brotherman Ethan Nichtern, who dares be insightful and trouble-making (while my commentary above is, simply, simple).


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27 Responses to “Sickest Buddhist!”

  1. demetripacho says:

    "I'm so effing present, I'm like ahead of my time!" Also, gotta love the nod to Flavor Flav….giant OM necklace.

  2. MissCory says:

    this is HILARIOUS

  3. This is very, very well done. Thanks for the entertainment.

    Bob Weisenberg

  4. This is very, very well done. Thanks for the entertainment.

    Bob Weisenberg

  5. This is very, very well done. Thanks for the entertainment.

    Bob Weisenberg

  6. This is very, very well done. Thanks for the entertainment.

    Bob Weisenberg

  7. rachel says:

    major LOLZ! love it.

  8. Greg says:

    Am rifling through the original Sanskrit texts to find instructions from the Buddha re rappers. I believe he advised some form of homicide. Strangling by prayer beads looked too tame.

  9. Randall Smith says:

    Thanks. I needed that!

  10. Cyn C says:

    Yeah! Funneee!

  11. Stephanie says:

    Hilarious! Gotta post on my FB page!

  12. Pathrhino says:

    my response to Arj's vid:

  13. Amazing. Just . . . amazing.

  14. Dude…that's some seriously spiritual shit.

  15. Joseph Boquiren says:

    Funny! Buddhist rapping 🙂

  16. SriDTMc says:

    everything good and nothing bad

  17. Joel says:

    So I wonder if he is a Buddhist practitioner or just making light of some that he has encountered? : ) Funny stuff.

  18. Joel says:

    …Or maybe just making an ironic, silly joke.

  19. Pamela says:

    I make now look like then, brilliant.

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  21. SoylentGreen says:

    LOVE this!!!! Now this is the kind of humor I appreciate on EJ. Thank you!

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